Jamal Murray said he was affected by a foot bruise and a bone bruise in his right knee, adding that he was unable to impact the game following the Denver Nuggets' series-ending loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in game 5.
"I have a big bruise on my foot. Just hurt me all game. I changed shoes, and that didn't help. Yeah, I have a bone bruise [as well]. I don't like to tell everybody what I got. I just like to play through it. I was in pain, but it's cool. I was out there. I was struggling a little bit today," said Murray.
Murray, who averaged 26.5 points and 6.6 assists in the playoffs, finished game 5 with 19 points and 8 assists.
Murray added that his injuries were a byproduct of the wear and tear of the bubble.
"Eighty-something days in the bubble and a lot of minutes. I didn't have the energy I needed to have for my teammates today. Without me moving as hard or cutting as hard or scoring as much, I can be so much better in so many different ways. I can't just try to get through the game. I have to try to help lead my team to win by any means," said Murray.
Nikola Jokic added perspective to the Nuggets' season, comparing how far the team had come since he first arrived in Denver.
"Since when I came here five years ago, we had 33 wins that season. And today we're in the Western Conference finals. So I think it's interesting to think about the huge improvement that we have, me as a player, as a group, as a whole organization. It was amazing improvement."